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Volume 5, Number 26 -- July 8, 2008
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Xandros Continues Linux Buildout with Linspire Buy
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The commercial Linux distribution business just got a little bit less diverse but perhaps a little stronger while IT Jungle was off on holiday last week when New York-based Xandros acquired fellow Linux distro Linspire for an undisclosed sum. The deal brings together two of the more famous providers of commercial Debian Linuxes and will provide something of a counterweight to the other big Debian provider, Canonical, which creates and distributes Ubuntu. READ MORE >

Red Hat's Profit Growth Stalls in Fiscal Q1, RHEL MRG Launched
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Earlier this year, when commercial Linux and middleware distributor Red Hat closed out its fiscal 2008 year, the company broke through the $500 million revenue barrier and said that it was aiming for at least 30 percent growth in fiscal 2009. Having just finished up its first fiscal quarter, Red Hat is comfortably on its way to meeting that goal, despite the difficulties in several of the world's economies and the intense competition Linux gets from Windows. READ MORE >


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Gartner Revises HP's Server Sales Downward for Q1
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Back in May, the analysts at Gartner put out statistics for the first quarter of 2008 for sales and shipments of servers of all kinds on a global basis. And there was much jubilation over at Hewlett-Packard, which Gartner said knocked out IBM as the top server seller globally in the quarter; HP has long-since been the top shipper. But beating Big Blue on its home systems turf is a big deal. READ MORE >


As I See It: The Digital Leader
by Victor Rozek

Remote management, like remote viewing, is a specialized skill with a small practitioner base and an even smaller number of players who can actually do it successfully. Leading a tightly knit group of people, all of whom work in the same facility--and with whom you can directly interact--is one thing. Leading groups in a distributed world, where people are separated by continents and cultures, and with whom you have no personal contact, is quite another. And although management schools and how-to theories abound, there is really no place to learn the complexities of managing people who aren't there. So what's an aspiring leader to do? READ MORE >



 

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The Relational Database Market Grows Decently in 2007
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Here we are halfway through 2008, and only now is IDC coming out with its sales statistics for the relational database management system (RDBMS) market in 2007. But estimating database sales takes a whole lot more effort than counting up servers and calculating revenues by vendor, and it takes both IDC and Gartner to gin up statistics that they think accurately reflect what actually happened in the market. Hence, the lag. READ MORE >


But Wait, There's More:

• rPath Raises $10 Million in Third Round of Venture Funding

• CentOS Provides 5.2 Update, Where's Unbreakable Linux 5.2?

• Hitachi Upgrades BladeSymphony Blades with Latest Intel CPUs

• LTO Tape Drive Sales Increased 15 Percent in 2007

• Subversion SCM Tool Becomes More Robust with Version 1.5


 

Reader Feedback and Insights

We value your feedback and insights.  Feel free to send a letter to the editor.  Letters may be printed, unless otherwise specified, and edited for clarity or length. READ MORE >


 
Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Kevin Vandever,
Shannon O'Donnell, Victor Rozek, Hesh Wiener, Alex Woodie
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As I See It: The Digital Leader

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Four Hundred Stuff
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Agilysys Introduces New Software for Hotels

Subversion SCM Tool Becomes More Robust with Version 1.5

Cast Iron Simplifies NetSuite Integration with Appliance

Virtual Servers Keep On A Rollin', Thanks to uptime software

Big Iron
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Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

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The Windows Observer
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Supercomputers' Need for Speed Satisfied with Windows HPC Server '08

Patches? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Patches: Survey

Windows Boss Discusses 'Downgrade Rights' for XP, Windows 7 Compatibility

The Top 500 Super Ranking Now Counts Watts as Well as Flops

The Unix Guardian
HP Donates the Guts of Tru64 Unix's File System to Linux

Fujitsu Lands Monster Unix Deal with China Mobile

Virtual Servers Keep On A Rollin', Thanks to uptime software

As I See It: Flights of Fancy

Agilysys Hires JPMorgan for Possible Sale

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Xandros Continues Linux Buildout with Linspire Buy

Red Hat's Profit Growth Stalls in Fiscal Q1, RHEL MRG Launched

Gartner Revises HP's Server Sales Downward for Q1

As I See It: The Digital Leader

The Relational Database Market Grows Decently in 2007

But Wait, There's More:

rPath Raises $10 Million in Third Round of Venture Funding . . . CentOS Provides 5.2 Update, Where's Unbreakable Linux 5.2? . . . Hitachi Upgrades BladeSymphony Blades with Latest Intel CPUs . . . LTO Tape Drive Sales Increased 15 Percent in 2007 . . . Subversion SCM Tool Becomes More Robust with Version 1.5 . . .


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